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Lower Limb Biomechanics

Presented by Georgina Barr

The first thing that strikes you when you meet Georgina is her infectious enthusiasm and passion for her subject. She is looking forward to meeting our dancers and sharing her knowledge and expertise.

This is not a sit down presentation, there will be opportunities for dancers to try out exercises and interact during the workshop.

Outline
  • top 7 dance injuries
  • injuries specific to Modern Jive
  • lower limb biomechanics and how dance biomechanics is different from 'normal' biomechanics and how this can impact on recovery and return to sport
  • dance-specific strength and flexibility rehabilitation exercises to reduce the occurrence of dance injuries and also to reduce the injury recovery time to return to dance
Free Screenings

Georgina will be offering eight 15 minute free individual biomechanical screenings on Saturday. These must be pre-booked after the workshop, choose between one of the following two options:

  • Lower limb assessment
  • Foot wear

Testimonial:

I (Matt) had a small niggle in my left foot (from running but also happened to be one of the top 7 dance injuries), within a matter of minutes Georgina had located the problem and applied a fix to my orthotics. The niggle has not returned.

About Georgina

Georgina Barr started her podiatry career in response to the Christchurch earthquakes after working in the arts sector. Georgina works part time at Merivale Podiatry in Christchurch. She is an Associate Member of the New Zealand Rheumatology Association and has presented arthritis-focused original research at international podiatry conferences and has presented to local Arthritis New Zealand discussion groups.

She also runs her own business, Barrina Ltd, where she provides Pre Pointe Assessments, a custom pointe shoe fitting service, and All Styles Dance Biomechanical Mentoring. She also lectures on anatomy and biomechanical physiology and presents original dance medicine research at local, national and international dance and medical conferences. Georgina is an affiliated committee member of the Christchurch Ballet Society, a Friend of the Royal Academy of Dance, a member of both IADMS and ASPAH, and she has training in the Juon Pointe Shoe Fitting System. She is the first person ever to receive the Juon Pointe Gold Standard award.